Wookie:Looks like your first post and my response didn't make the cut
so I will respond as you did with less of an edge.All I will say is
that unsportsmanlike conduct goes both ways in any rivalry. Not long ago ND
& USC nearly ended their rivalry because of vitriol both on and off the
field. I don't know about USC but ND fans are some of the classiest
I've ever met, and even their catholic fans got into it with USC fans.
It's unfortunate that rivalries cause people to lose their heads sometimes
but pointing BYU out for criticism seems pretty disingenuous. Both Utah and BYU
fans have done stupid, shameful things during this rivalry but I believe are
pretty classy fans otherwise.
"One good win will not get you into a playoff spot, over a Big 5 team. In
fact, only TCU finished in the top 4 twice (2009 and 2010) in the regular season
in the current era.I think BYU has a great chance of making a BCS
game. I see them going 10-2, maybe 11-1."The reason BYU has a
good chance at going (10-2) or (11-1) is their schedule this coming season
isn't as difficult as that of this past season. I do think they'll be
a better team but, this schedule may not allow them to show it late.
Welcome Mr. Jackson.I am excited to have you join BYU's
program. It will be nice, as Bronco indicated, to have someone of your
character. In addition to your character you will be able to bring to BYU the
pride, tradition, sportsmanship and integrity that Nebraska football and fans
are so well known for. A secular school whose fan base shows good sportsmanship
to even their rival. This will be such a great benefit to BYU fans to set an
example of integrity, even at a sporting event. Congratulations on your
decision and best of luck.Go Utes
Nice pick up for the Cougs. The way our secondary is shaping up this year
(barring injuries...knock on wood) we should be able to be a lot more aggressive
with our front seven and blitz a lot more. That was part of our problem last
year was how thin we were back there. This year is a different story. Welcome
aboard Harvey! Our LBs thank you for joining a talented secondary that will
allow them to wreak the kind of havok they thrive on.
Thanks Harvey for picking BYU! You look like a great player and I
wouldn't be surprized if you are a starter. I hope you have a great
experience at BYU!
Welcome to Cougarville Harvey... It will be very exciting for us fans to have
someone with your resume on our team... This is one fan really looking forward
to cheering for you this year...I know that you will be a big
contributor and I hope that your experience on and off the field is as good for
you this year as your play on the field will be for us fans.I hope
you land that big job that you're looking for be it with a top line
Construction Company or an NFL franchise... or both.
@Scores. Just because they've gotten their degree doesn't mean they
won't take classes or get a scholarship. I bet each one of them will get a
scholarship because you can't just attend a school to play sports and not
take any classes.
Just an FYI...the article was completely different when I made my
comment...didn't say anything about him graduating, as it definitely does
This will be the best and deepest the Cougs have been in the defensive backfield
for many, many years. Welcome aboard Mr. Jackson. Most years, the LBs are the
strength of the defense. This year the DBs will be the strength, although the
LBs won't be far behind.I don't mean to be the water on
the fire, but as for some of the comments - I don't think the Cougs will go
undefeated. I'm predicting a 10 win regular season. And even if the Cougs
do go undefeated, I don't think they have a shot at the top 4 with the
schedule they have. In the future, if they have a schedule like
they had last year, and go undefeated, they'll have a shot at the top 4.
But an undefeated season in 2014 would likely land them in a more prestigious
bowl than the Fight Hunger or Poinsettia. Regardless, any bowl game
is better than staying home and bowling in December. Just ask our neighbors to
The nice thing about this is....the Cougars get three graduates from other
universities, and it doesn't even take a scholarship off the table. With
the depth they have already, and if two of these three become impact players,
which I think they will, watch out baby, this could be a special season on the
Wow, how did a non LDS player from a Big 5 conference even find BYU? I thought
BYU was a DII school? Welcome to BYU Harvey!!! Make your senior year one to
Are you kidding me??? He better be a starter for sure!
Sounds like a good pick up at a much needed position. Too bad he only has one
Welcome aboard Harvey Jackson. Not only he will play but will teach our
secondaries. Good pickup!And yes, he will be a starter.
UteologyEast Salt Lake City, UtahNice balanced comment on the
whole. Thanks for attending! Not sure Safety is our weakest spot on defense,
but good opinion well stated.Undefeated will NOT cut it (but it
would sure be nice!). Undefeated and top ten is still on the outside looking
in. All the dominoes would have to tip just right including six to ten teams
ahead of that mythical undefeated team losing and losing at the right time.So let's take it one game at a time and let post season take care
Welcome Harvey and best wishes for a great experience in Provo on and off the
field.In my way too early to call prediction, I see the Y going 9-3
this year...I think the Houston game is a trap game since the Y will be playing
on a very short turnaround.Finally, I'm respectfully seeking an
explanation of the logic behind the Big 5 and Power Conference monikers
(admitting that logic doesn't typically play in a world where the Big 10
has 12 teams and the Big 12 has 10).If there are only 4 seats at the
playoff table how can there be a Big 5? Simple arithmetic dictates that at
least one of those conferences will be left on the sidelines. And if you
don't have an automatic birth for your conference champion, exactly what is
"Power" that you have.
@Challenge to the FoeLike I've said before, if BYU can get a win in
Texas then the Cougars will likely be in a playoff spot at the end of the
season. ----------One good win will not get you into a
playoff spot, over a Big 5 team. In fact, only TCU finished in the top 4 twice
(2009 and 2010) in the regular season in the current era.I think BYU
has a great chance of making a BCS game. I see them going 10-2, maybe 11-1.As far as Jackson, it can't hurt to have depth specially at your
weakest position on defense. It will be interesting to see if he becomes a
@jzzlvr - Yes, he graduated and will play immediately.He should
definitely increase our depth/athleticism in the secondary, whether it be as a
starter or a backup. Thrilled to have you, Harvey! Welcome to Cougar Nation!
@jzzlvrArticle stated that he graduated in construction management.
Looks like a good pickup for the Cougs. I would think he has an opportunity to
This article didn't do a good job explaining if he'll be able to play
right away, and if so, why is he able to play right away. Is he one of those
that graduated already?
Good news for the cougs!! We have struggled mightily lately in the secondary.
This year will be a very strong secondary. Things are looking good. Hopefully
we wont have very many injuries in fall. Go cougs!
This is a great pick-up for the Cougars. Harvey Jackson should compete
immediately for playing time, and will help out Trent Trammel and the other
talent in BYU's secondary. Like I've said before, if BYU can get a win
in Texas then the Cougars will likely be in a playoff spot at the end of the
season. Rise Up!
While Harvey may not be a starter, he should add quality depth. Can you ever
have too many good defensive backs, especially with the rash of injuries
BYU's had in the secondary the past couple of years? Its great to see
transfers coming in from quality programs.
Knowing the BYU coaching staff I'm sure he hasn't been promised a
starting spot but the opportunity to compete alongside the other players. Good
luck to him!